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Maintaining A Cricket Pitch

Our Best Cricket Mowers!

Here at Allett, were not only professionals in the production of high quality professional cylinder mowers for our Professional Mower Range, but we’ve also learned a thing or two about how to manage a cricket pitch in our time.  So this Spring, with it being cricket season, we’re sharing our handy tips and tricks on how to best cater to your cricket ground throughout the season.

We’re currently the supplier of cylinder and rotary mowers some of the most famous sports grounds, worldwide. We provide only the best quality of mower, so that we can ensure that all groundsmen are working with the right machine for their individual application.

The weather is changeable at this time of the year. Try not to get on your ground if it is wet as you will do more damage trying to work in these conditions. Most groundsman work on a 12 day preparation period for each pitch. Find more details on PitchCares diary here.

 

Pitchcare For Cricket Grounds


Spring has sprung and the
cricket season has begun. As many of our professional readers will know, Spring is the most important season of the year when it comes to caring for your cricket pitch. After the long, bleak and (at times) very icy winter is over, your sports pitch will inevitably need some TLC and a little special attention – because giving your cricket grounds the care it needs in Spring will help ensure supple and strong grounds for the remainder of the year, no matter the beating they take!

 

To begin, it’s always beneficial to clear any debris from the grounds that may cause havoc with your cricket mower. We’d always recommend giving your actual mower a good look over too, to make sure that everything is as it should be and will run smoothly after being out of action for the majority of the cold winter. You could do this yourself, or for a more thorough inspection, we’d recommend that you get in touch with your nearest Allett Dealer to give your machine a proper service to ensure that everything is in working order.

 

 

Recommended for Wickets – SHAVER

The Allett Shaver cylinder mower, a beautifully-balanced fine turf mower, is a great choice for cricket wickets, bowls and golf clubs requiring a precision-cut cylinder mower that is easy to use, simple to maintain and a delight to operate. The shaver is perfect for wickets due to its precise cutting height.Allett shaver cricket mower

 

Product Overview: 

  • Honda GX120
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm – 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings 

Find a video of Knypersley CC groundsman Paul Bates discussing the Allett Shaver here 

 

Recommended for Wickets – Tournament

Perfect for creating optimum cuts, comprising a series of closely-spaced vertical blades, the rotating grooming reel lifts lateral growth and “runners”, ensuring that all of the grass being mown is presented to the cutting cylinder in the correct manner. The result is a consistently even and level finish that will be appreciated for sports where the roll and run of the ball are key. The Tournament is very similar to the Shaver however it has a fixed groomer attached to lift lateral growth.

Product Overview Allett tournament cricket mower

  • Honda GX120 (20”), Honda GX160 (24”) engines
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm – 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings
  • Grassbox with moulded plastic and steel reinforced strip

Find a video explaining why the Allett Tournament is the perfect machine for cricket here 

 

Recommended for Square – C20/C24

The Allett C Range cylinder mowers are perfect for sports pitches with finer turf surface, and so is a fantastic choice for cricket squares. The machine comes with adjustable handlebars, and the capability to switch cartridges, meaning you can mow, brush, scarify or roll all with one machine! The C 20/C24 is also ideal for cutting the wicket with a height of cut from 1.5mm-19mm which enables great versatility and cost saving.c20 cricket mower


Product Overview:

  • Honda GX160
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • Pneumatic transport wheels

 

 

Recommended for Outfield – Regal

Known as the groundsman’s favourite around the world, we can’t forget the Regal mower. With power steering and independent braking, you have incredible control of the machine and turn ability. It’s cutting width is what makes the machine perfect for cricket outfields… A staggering 91cm!

 

Allett Regal mowerProduct Overview:

  • Honda GX340
  • 91.4cm – 106.7cm (36” or 42”) cutting width
  • Power assisted steering
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • Hydrostatic drive
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings

 

Not only does your cricket pitch require a consistent mowing schedule throughout the Cricket season, but it is essential that you feed your grounds during this time. At this time of the year, your grass wants nothing more than to grow at a rapid speed after a slow growth through the winter. To do this, your grounds require the correct nutrients at the correct quantity, and is the best way to avoid any build up of moss or dead grass matter and roots, in the future.

If you’ve noticed a little more thatch than is ideal, scarifying is one of the most effective techniques used to help reduce this.

 

 

Recommended Allett Accessory – POWERED SCARIFIER (For Allett C Range machines)

Allett Scarifier cricket mower accessory

This Allett designed scarifier uses steel blades to cut out any unwanted thatch and helps keep your sports surface healthy and disease free by allowing air and water to penetrate the soil surface.

Our scarifiers also cut downwards rather than across, encouraging thickening of the tuft, meaning the grass is ”˜pruned’, causing extra shoots to grow, producing a thicker and healthier turf for a more luxuriant playing surface.

 

 

We also recommend the Allett Turf Rake cartridge which is ideal for removing moss.  It is proving to be one of our most popular cartridges. Some cricket clubs have struggles with moss which effects the drainage- it is vital you remove the moss to allow nutrients and water to the grass roots.

For tips on keeping your  home lawns healthy year round, take a look at our monthly lawncare calendar here, and to take a look at all of the Allett mower accessories that can help your grass get the treatment it deserves, here!

Our Best Cricket Mowers!

Here at Allett, were not only professionals in the production of high quality professional cylinder mowers for our Professional Mower Range, but we’ve also learned a thing or two about how to manage a cricket pitch in our time.  So this Spring, with it being cricket season, we’re sharing our handy tips and tricks on how to best cater to your cricket ground throughout the season.

We’re currently the supplier of cylinder and rotary mowers some of the most famous sports grounds, worldwide. We provide only the best quality of mower, so that we can ensure that all groundsmen are working with the right machine for their individual application.

The weather is changeable at this time of the year. Try not to get on your ground if it is wet as you will do more damage trying to work in these conditions. Most groundsman work on a 12 day preparation period for each pitch. Find more details on PitchCares diary here.

 

Pitchcare For Cricket Grounds


Spring has sprung and the
cricket season has begun. As many of our professional readers will know, Spring is the most important season of the year when it comes to caring for your cricket pitch. After the long, bleak and (at times) very icy winter is over, your sports pitch will inevitably need some TLC and a little special attention – because giving your cricket grounds the care it needs in Spring will help ensure supple and strong grounds for the remainder of the year, no matter the beating they take!

 

To begin, it’s always beneficial to clear any debris from the grounds that may cause havoc with your cricket mower. We’d always recommend giving your actual mower a good look over too, to make sure that everything is as it should be and will run smoothly after being out of action for the majority of the cold winter. You could do this yourself, or for a more thorough inspection, we’d recommend that you get in touch with your nearest Allett Dealer to give your machine a proper service to ensure that everything is in working order.

 

 

Recommended for Wickets – SHAVER

The Allett Shaver cylinder mower, a beautifully-balanced fine turf mower, is a great choice for cricket wickets, bowls and golf clubs requiring a precision-cut cylinder mower that is easy to use, simple to maintain and a delight to operate. The shaver is perfect for wickets due to its precise cutting height.Allett shaver cricket mower

 

Product Overview: 

  • Honda GX120
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm – 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings 

Find a video of Knypersley CC groundsman Paul Bates discussing the Allett Shaver here 

 

Recommended for Wickets – Tournament

Perfect for creating optimum cuts, comprising a series of closely-spaced vertical blades, the rotating grooming reel lifts lateral growth and “runners”, ensuring that all of the grass being mown is presented to the cutting cylinder in the correct manner. The result is a consistently even and level finish that will be appreciated for sports where the roll and run of the ball are key. The Tournament is very similar to the Shaver however it has a fixed groomer attached to lift lateral growth.

Product Overview Allett tournament cricket mower

  • Honda GX120 (20”), Honda GX160 (24”) engines
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm – 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings
  • Grassbox with moulded plastic and steel reinforced strip

Find a video explaining why the Allett Tournament is the perfect machine for cricket here 

 

Recommended for Square – C20/C24

The Allett C Range cylinder mowers are perfect for sports pitches with finer turf surface, and so is a fantastic choice for cricket squares. The machine comes with adjustable handlebars, and the capability to switch cartridges, meaning you can mow, brush, scarify or roll all with one machine! The C 20/C24 is also ideal for cutting the wicket with a height of cut from 1.5mm-19mm which enables great versatility and cost saving.c20 cricket mower


Product Overview:

  • Honda GX160
  • 51cm – 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Cylinder cutting system
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • Pneumatic transport wheels

 

 

Recommended for Outfield – Regal

Known as the groundsman’s favourite around the world, we can’t forget the Regal mower. With power steering and independent braking, you have incredible control of the machine and turn ability. It’s cutting width is what makes the machine perfect for cricket outfields… A staggering 91cm!

 

Allett Regal mowerProduct Overview:

  • Honda GX340
  • 91.4cm – 106.7cm (36” or 42”) cutting width
  • Power assisted steering
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • Hydrostatic drive
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings

 

Not only does your cricket pitch require a consistent mowing schedule throughout the Cricket season, but it is essential that you feed your grounds during this time. At this time of the year, your grass wants nothing more than to grow at a rapid speed after a slow growth through the winter. To do this, your grounds require the correct nutrients at the correct quantity, and is the best way to avoid any build up of moss or dead grass matter and roots, in the future.

If you’ve noticed a little more thatch than is ideal, scarifying is one of the most effective techniques used to help reduce this.

 

 

Recommended Allett Accessory – POWERED SCARIFIER (For Allett C Range machines)

Allett Scarifier cricket mower accessory

This Allett designed scarifier uses steel blades to cut out any unwanted thatch and helps keep your sports surface healthy and disease free by allowing air and water to penetrate the soil surface.

Our scarifiers also cut downwards rather than across, encouraging thickening of the tuft, meaning the grass is ”˜pruned’, causing extra shoots to grow, producing a thicker and healthier turf for a more luxuriant playing surface.

 

 

We also recommend the Allett Turf Rake cartridge which is ideal for removing moss.  It is proving to be one of our most popular cartridges. Some cricket clubs have struggles with moss which effects the drainage- it is vital you remove the moss to allow nutrients and water to the grass roots.

For tips on keeping your  home lawns healthy year round, take a look at our monthly lawncare calendar here, and to take a look at all of the Allett mower accessories that can help your grass get the treatment it deserves, here!